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New video tour of Mango shows up, new features shown [Video]

Covering Mango is quite the task. With over 500 new features on board, there's a lot to cover and a lot to miss. Seeing as there is not a single build of the OS that has all of the features, it hard to track 'em all down.

Luckily in this video, though not in English (it's Swedish), you can see for yourself in great detail some new OS features:

  1. 2:32 - 2:50 - "Me tile", Facebook Check In, Set IM Status
  2. 3:04 - Exchange tasks shown in calendar
  3. 4:26 - XBox Avatar dancing to the music being played

More importantly, we see just how much more smooth and fast the OS is--it really zips along and we can't help but be mesmerized by the transitions and little graphic touches throughout. All we know is this 'Mango' thing is gonna be good...

Source: YouTube; Big thanks to Joe S., for the information!

Daniel Rubino is the Executive Editor of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft here since 2007, back when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, Microsoft Surface, laptops, next-gen computing, and arguing with people on the internet.

14 Comments
  • Such a shame Asus seems so reluctant to release a retail handset, that prototype still looks the best designed WP7 handset. Nice to see multiple calendars confirmed, looking completely fantastic!
  • Wow this update cannot come fast enough. I'm loving the full screen album wallpaper when the phone is locked and the larger buttons and information in the zune music section. Also glad they expanded the history and "new" list for more music in zuneMicrosoft really outdid their self this time this is going to be an amazing update
  • I love the letter breaks in the program list. I literally almost started making "26" aps, that was just of the letters so you could install the letters your self. But no need now, if it is coming in Mango!And, yes I am typing this on an Asus laptop and would love and Asus WP7 phone.
  • Is there any reason why the letter breaks in the app list use an inverted color scheme compared to the contact list? It looks inconsistent.
  • Presumably to stand out easier against the solid app icons, not sure which way I personally would prefer, but it's seems like this way is a bit more of a contrast to the rest of the list.
  • I love that Asus phone, does it have front facing cameras? It is sweet, it kind of resembles a zune hd.
  • Also shows LinkedIn integration. And multiple calendars from one source! (Windows Live in his case) - finally some real confirmation!Oh, and recent games! No more scrolling for ages to get to Tetris ;-)
  • Is Familjen a local social network or just a group for the family? The demonstrator has several calendars provided by Familjen.
  • Familjen means Family. So its a group...
  • And considering that it runs on first-gen device (zero-gen even) - it is so fast and snappy. A live proof that Mango won't do same thing Apple did with iOS 4 for older iPhones (terrible performance).
  • The guy demoing is the Swedish Windows Phone Manager at Microsoft. Really nice of him. His blog for more videos is found at http://wissinger.wordpress.com/Loved the video to bad he didn't run with swedish language in WP7 that would have been awesome.
  • I love that the Pictures tile pans images!
  • 0678, that is all.
  • wait...did noone notice the ZUNE PLAYER LOCK SCREEN with the album art background while the music was playing? I don't think that has been in any previous videos.